Broadcast Television: Survivor in a Sea of Competition
September 2002 (Issued)
Jonathan Levy, Marcelino Ford-Livene, and Anne Levine. OSP Working Paper 37 (Sept 2002) also was released as Media Bureau Staff Research Paper 12, being a joint effort of that office and bureau. The authors examine some of the...
The Potential Relevance to the United States of the European Union's Newly Adopted Regulatory Framework for Telecommunications
July 2002 (Issued)
Scott Marcus. OSP Working Paper 36 (July 2002) examines the European Union’s telecommunications regulatory framework that was adopted in March 2002 to address, among other objectives, the potential and actual abuses of market power....
Horizontal Concentration in the Cable Television Industry: An Experimental Analysis
June 2002 (Issued)
Mark Bykowsky, Anthony Kwasnica, and William Sharkey. OSP Working Paper 35 (July 2002) employs economic theory and experimental economics to shed light on the effect of changes in horizontal concentration among cable operators on the flow...
A Competitively Neutral Approach to Network Interconnection
December 2000 (Issued)
Jay Atkinson and Christopher Barnekov. OSP Working Paper 34 (Dec 2000) develops a consistent, competitively neutral regulatory regime for interconnection between telecommunications networks. It proposes a default "bill and keep"...
Bill and Keep at the Central Office As the Efficient Interconnection Regime
December 2000 (Issued)
Patrick DeGraba. OSP Working Paper 33 (Dec 2000) proposes new ways of analyzing inter-carrier compensation given the significant problems facing existing interconnection regimes as competition and new technologies are introduced. ...
The Digital Handshake: Connecting Internet Backbones
September 2000 (Issued)
Michael Kende. OSP Working Paper 32 (Sept 2000) examines the interconnection arrangements between Internet backbone providers that lead to the universal connectivity that characterizes the Internet. Since its commercialization in...
The FCC and the Unregulation of the Internet
July 1999 (Issued)
Jason Oxman. OSP Working Paper 31 (July 1999) argues that, although the FCC has a role to play in regulating the underlying communications services over which the unregulated Internet travels, it should allow the marketplace to pick the...
Internet Over Cable: Defining the Future In Terms of the Past
August 1998 (Issued)
Barbara Esbin. OSP Working Paper 30 (Aug 1998) discusses several difficult legal and policy issues that arise because Internet-based services do not fit easily into the longstanding classifications for communications services under...
Digital Tornado: The Internet and Telecommunications Policy
March 1997 (Issued)
Kevin Werbach. OSP Working Paper 29 (Mar 1997) considers a number of questions the Internet poses for traditional communications policy. Werbach's central theme is that the FCC and other government agencies should seek to limit...
Putting It All Together: The Cost Structure of Personal Communications Services
November 1992 (Issued)
David Reed. OSP Working Paper 28 (Nov 1992) examines the cost structure of proposed personal communications services (PCS) to assess the potential spectrum requirements of these new services. The cost model developed for this report...
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